No less than <I>Vogue</i> magazine has praised NYC-based designer Nili Lotan for her exquisitely tailored, androgynous women's clothing. Lotan’s wardrobe offerings include elegant linen sweaters and pants, flowing maxi dresses, cotton voile beach dresses, and other separates; many pieces reveal the designer's keen eye for unique Italian and Japanese fabrics. Lotan's approach to her work (stenciled across the walls of her boutique) is that “Neither loud nor aggressive, clothes should be clean and sophisticated.” A fruitful collaboration with J. Crew has brought her effortless style to a wider audience.
There's nothing drab about this crop of grays. Lace tops, striped turtlenecks, layer-ready vests, and comfy tees are joined by decidedly more daring pieces: just look at standouts like the dramatic silk trousers, the edgy asymmetric trench, and the woven canvas coat — from names like Marni, Derek Lam, Vince, and more.
Athletic influences have been making their way into the fashion space for a few seasons, but spring 2014 marks the absolute apex of gym gear going haute. The runways were awash in drawstring pants, mesh tanks, bomber jackets and baseball hats, and the typically-done-up editor crowd is feeling the streetwise vibe. “The fashion industry is embracing its more casual, comfortable side, but in a chic and practical way,” Glamour’s Nikki Ogunnaike says, “so any woman can get in on the action.” Take a cue from her cool look, then shop the sale below to take your style game to the next level.
Luxe layering pieces, from draped cardigans to lightweight pullovers.
Stylish essentials for a long weekend of lounging, sightseeing, and trailblazing.